OPEN Fellow – Anne Sluhan


B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., University of Toronto; MBA, Ph.D., Copenhagen Business School

Interests & Passions

I am passionate about how organizations – particularly SMEs—contribute to the sustainable development of economies around the world. Through my research, my teaching, and my consulting work, I hope to support organizations as they solve societal issues by leading responsibly, operating efficiently, and managing human capital and resources sustainably.


Anne Sluhan is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – Central Texas (TAMUCT). She received her PhD in Business Economics and Management from the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark. Industry experience working closely with multinational SMEs – primarily closely-held family firms – led Dr. Sluhan to research family firm internationalization. Focused on supporting the strategic and sustainable development of organizations around the world, her current research interests lie at the intersection of sustainable global strategic management, international corporate governance, sustainable international human resource management, and SME internationalization. Dr. Sluhan has published in Corporate Governance International Review, Social Responsibility Journal, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, and some has published about drivers of family firm internationalization in the Routledge Handbook of Family Business. She has presented her research at the Academy of Management, The Academy of International Business, the International Family Entrepreneurship Research Academy, and the European International Business Academy. Dr. Sluhan actively lectures on topics ranging from sustainable business, international/global business, entrepreneurship, sustainable internationalization of SMEs, strategic management, and corporate governance. Dr. Sluhan is a professional who supports colleagues. She creates a collaborative and supportive work environment in which she and her colleagues enrich one another’s knowledge base and bring synergies to their teaching and research. Dr. Sluhan is committed to a non-zero-sum game mindset and service both in her professional and personal life. Beyond her academic work, she supports sustainable development in her community by serving SMEs through pro bono consulting. She also fosters and rehabilitates animals in her home for Austin Pets Alive!: an innovative shelter with programs designed to save animals at risk of euthanasia, helping to make Austin the largest ‘No kill’ city in the USA.

Why am I an OPEN fellow?

To engage with like-minded professionals who serve and promote the sustainable development of individuals and organizations around the world. I am committed to fostering a non-zero-sum-game mindset for global (business) development. This mindset aligns with the One Planet Education Network’s active commitment to our 2030 Global Goals.

How can I help change agents?

I am excited to apply my expertise in support of sustainable entrepreneurship. Depending on the context, I may be able to help change agents identify critical system-level organizational issues and design solutions for sustainable growth.

%d bloggers like this: